Father Luke Rutter
Diocese of Buffalo (Franciscan Friars)
- St. Francis High School (Hamburg, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Luke Rutter:
A lawsuit has just been recently filed against Father Luke Rutter, with abuse stemming back from the 1980’s. A male student who used to attend St. Francis High School came forward with the suit in August of 2019, under the Child Victims Act. Father Rutter was a Francisian order priest who taught at the prep school for many years, and died in 2000. The Diocese of Buffalo has yet to include Rutter’s name on any list of accused clergy.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.